In this issue, we feature an interview with Poet and CSU Creative Writing professor, Laura Mullen. She has two books to be released in 1999. One, The Tales of Horror (Kelsey St. Press) is due in February of 1999, and a second collection of poems, After I Was Dead is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press in April 1999.
For fans of Frank O’Hara, we feature a critical essay titled, Interrogating Culture: Critical Hermeneutics in the Poetry of Frank O'Hara by Mark Tursi, as well as an essay on Black Elk Speaks and finally another essay from Susan Weaver, A Space for Women in The Tragedy of Mariam.
As usual we have a strong section of poetry and fiction. Especially check out the poem The Craven by Greg Sebring. It is a parody of The Raven using Clinton, Lewinsky and the impeachment hearings very creatively.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Poetry Contest as well as aaron abeyta for judging.
We’d also like to thank everyone who assisted us in the completion of this issue.
Enjoy this issue and feel free to e-mail us with ideas and submissions. Oh yeah, and tell your friends to check us out.
–Mark Sanchez, Jody Jacobson, Mike Nissley, Nancy Baxter, and Gary Chang.